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How to Make a Rope and Washer Pump

Handbook / Manual

By: Robert Lambert

32 pages, B/w photos. illus

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1990 | #151676 | ISBN: 1853390224
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About this book

Demonstrating how common materials can be used to make a basic pump for small-holding and garden usage, this book provides guidance on how to assemble, operate and maintain it. It also gives an indication of costs. Topics discussed include raising and distributing water, the necessary tools and materials, how to fit and cut washers, and how to mount the pulley and axle. The finished well would be able to raise water from lined or unlined wells, up to four metres deep.


Part 1 Introduction: raising the water; distributing the water; principle of water. Part 2 Tools and materials: tools; summary of materials; materials description. Part 3 Making the pump: the pipe; cutting the tyre and washers; fitting the washers; making the handles; making the pulley; making the pipe-stand and rope-guide. Part 4 Assembling the pump: the site; the poles; mounting the pulley and axle; mounting the pipe; fitting the drum; operation; maintenance. Part 5 Pump in a vertical well: installation; well protection. Part 6 Cost.

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